The Public Authority for Civil Information PACI stored 30,000 new cards in the card delivery devices, according to Ahmed Al Sabr, Director of the Public Relations and Information Department. With this, about 150,000 cards are now ready for delivery in their automatic vending machines.

A large number of visitors came to collect the card without prior appointment, especially at the beginning of the week, led to congestion at the external gate during the morning period. However, things are sorted out now, he said.

PACI also increased the number of appointments from 500 to 600 per hour to enable the maximum number of visitors to come and collect the ID card with the highest health measures in place. Authorities urged all visitors to take prior appointments and to adhere to the precautionary measures and collect the ready cards accordingly